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004: Getting Clear On What You Want

January 10, 2018

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Welcome to Episode 004 of the Be That 1% Podcast Experience!

January’s theme is “All In or All Out”, so we decided to create an episode dedicated completely to helping you find clarity on what you want most and how you can commit to that goal. In this episode we cover the controversy internal battle between what it’s like to be interested in something verses being truly committed. Also, the top fears that hold most people back from achieving their goals and key ways & tricks to move past those fears. Lastly, we cover the best practices to hold yourself to your commitments and share a little bonus of our most recent, scariest commitment we’ve made thus far!

There’s a FREE WORKSHEET that goes along with this episode too.

It gives you the 5 words to eliminate from your vocabulary, 7 ways to prime your mind for success AND 14 questions to ask yourself to help you get clear on what you want most.

“When you commit then all ideas come; when you commit the people come, when you commit the support comes, when you commit you show up, all of you shows up!” – James Silvas


Key Take Aways 

  • Confidence = Clarity
  • How to get clear on what you want
  • The difference in being committed vs. interested in something
  • The things that hold you back from what you want most and demystifying them!
  • There’s two ways to build the tallest building
  • Top fears that hold us back from achievement
  • Best practices for creating commitment habits

Timestamped Show Notes

(2:40) – Start of episode

(5:00) – Commitment controversy

(7:30) – Environment factors of succeeding and establishing awareness

  1. Questions to be asking yourself
  2. Priming your environment
  3. The people in your environment

(11:20) – Why you need to program your mind

(13:00) – Questions that Amanda has been getting ask a lot lately

(15:30) – Developing discipline and mental toughness

(16:10) – How being interested is exhausting

(19:30) – What holds us back from making decisions and demystifying them!

  1. Discouragement from thinking other people are already doing it, so why should I even start?
  2. Thinking no one will understand you or judge you for what you want to do.
  3. No one will buy what I have to offer.
  4. I wouldn’t even know where to start, this feels so overwhelming!
  5. It’s just easier to stay where I’m at with what I’m doing.
  6. But, I don’t know what the future holds, I’m scared.
  7. Fear of putting myself out there.
  8. Fear of success  (39:40)

(43:20) – Benefits of commiting

(44:40) – 4 Ways that you can commit

  1. Accountability with friend, family member, or mentor/coach
  2. Go social!! Post about what you’re doing and by when.
  3. Set a challenging deadline that can’t be moved.
  4. Give yourself incentives and awards when you hit your goals.

(49:20) – What successful relationships do.

(50:05) – Burn the Boats motivation

(52:00) – Revealing our BIG, scary commitment!!

(55:00) – What could you better commit to!?

(56:30) – James’s Coaching Session

(1:01:00) – Closing comments



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  • “When you are interested in something you are only doing it when it’s convenient for you. When you are committed you don’t accept excuses, only results.” Ken Blanchard
  • “Do or do not, there is no try.” – Yoda
  • “Your problems aren’t so special” – Tim Ferriss
  • “When you speak to everyone, you speak to no one.”
  • “Be firm on the destination but flexible along the journey.”
  • “One step at a time and you’ll figure it out!”
  • “The imagine is one of the most powerful things that we have as humans, we should use it to our benefit instead of using it for our demise.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Your decisions create your destiny.”
  • “Life is a mixture of small moments, and if we can take advantage of the small moments and maximize those, then that’s when we find happiness.”
  • “Say yes and then figure it out.”
  • “When you commit then all ideas come; when you commit the people come, when you commit the support comes, when you commit you show up, all of you shows up!” – James Silvas
  • “When you feel the fear and do it any!”
  • “Fear is normal when you do something new, you just can’t live in it and let it control you.”


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